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    Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sunny

    Told me if I didn't fill during these conditions the pool liner would not stretch properly and pull the sides in on itself. The issue is if I wait for those conditions it will be next week and the water will start to go foul it has 2 inches in it now. Any input would be appreciated.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    The weather should be plenty warm, with temperatures in the 90s, to allow for any liner stretch. As long as the liner fits properly, then it will not need to stretch all that much.

    There shouldn't be any reason that a builder would not be able to get a liner in in 90 degree weather.

    Note: You need to follow the builder's instructions so that they don't blame you if something goes wrong. I think that you should call him and ask him if it is OK to begin filling. If he says no, then ask him why not.

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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    As JAmes said, you'll have to follow the installer's recommendations to preserve any warranty.

    However, you can take ½ cup of bleach and mix it in a 5 gallon bucket of water and slowly pour it in the pool. Then immediately take a brush and stir the water that's in the pool really well. You can do that every evening until you get the water in the pool.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Its all a moot point last night had a severe storm come through with 80 mph winds and blew the pool right over.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    I finally got a replacement pool and it is almost full should be able to start the filter up today and get the chemistry balanced.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    I have a waterway sand filter and a 1.5 hp motor but cant find any specs on the flow rate anybody got an idea where I can get them.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    That filter should be good for about 60 gpm.

    If you can give us the make and model of the pump we may be able to find a curve for it.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Thanks I will see if I can get that here soon
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Got the pool filled, cleaned, chemistry is fantastic water crystal clear now I am working on the deck I will try to get some pics and post them soon.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Got a Robo-Kleen and it pulled aout a pound of sand off the bottom of the pool water is just crystal clear I really am going to post some pics soon.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    I have a pH of 7.5 but alkilinity still tests at 300 ppm I am at a loss it should be lower I am sure it has to do with the well water I filled it with but still at a loss. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Don't worry about it too much. Don't make it harder than it has to be. Just lower the pH to 7.2 every time it get's to about 7.8 and the TA will come down over time.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Some pics as promised
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Should finish the deck by mid week and finish the backfill
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Some more getting there
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    The best time of the day to be out at the pool
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Very nice!
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    The TA is now 160 and dropping the ph is buffering and I have cut back on how long the chlorine generator has to run. Thanks for all the advise.
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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    Are those solar lights on your posts? I see the one in the corner is electric...Wanting to do a deck similar to yours.

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    Re: Filling the pool builder said fill when above 65 and sun

    They are solar and pretty much only good for accent lighting
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